Display Port 1.3: now presented with 5K support

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announces the new standard of DisplayPort technology that offers 5K (5,120 x 2,880 pixels) resolution support. Using only on cable without compression it also incorporates better updates for 4k resolutions. Like the possibility of using various monitors from one connection.

The new standard offers transmission velocities up to 8.1 Gbps per lane (theoretically maximum of 32.4 Gbps), allowing a connection from a 24 bit and 60 Hz monitor with two lanes and using the remaining two lanes for the USB SuperSpeed and 1 unit of external storage, for example. It also includes support for HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0 with CEC provided for future televisions that incorporate the 4k DRM content system.


The important increase in the bandwidth permits it to function with resolution from (5,120 x 2,880 pixels) at the same time it allows to work with two 4k UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels). It uses only one connection thanks to the DisplayPort Multi-Stream technology an exhibition of technical muscle that will take video connection to a new level.

One of the first brands to take advantage of the DisplayPort 1.3 may be able (given that it was a pioneer in its day) on the rumored new 5k resolution iMac although as usual this information can’t be confirmed. In any case, it is clear that this leap to great resolutions will accelerate.

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